Posts Tagged ‘Adobe’

Adobe to kill Flash Player plugin in 2020

Flash, the browser plugin which massively helped shape games as we know them today, is retiring. Adobe have announced that they will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player “by the end of 2020”. The main browsers will remove their built-in support. Browser-based Flash will die in 2020. I will fondly remember it for so very many tower defense games, puzzlers, and platformers, as well as standouts like Frog Fractions. Flash heralded this wondrous age where we don’t need to go to shops or mess with disks to play games and anyone at home can release their own. Read the rest of this entry »

RPS Asks: Why Are We Sad About Pre-Ordering?

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Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about… pre-ordering video games. If you were overcome by sadness, don’t worry: that’s common.

Sadness is the primary emotion expressed on social media about pre-ordering games, according to one of Adobe’s marketing data arms. Their report is all very wishy-washy, but it can still start an interesting conversation: why do pre-orders make people sad, and why do we still do it?

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One Down, Your Dumb Password: Adobe Crossword

All my password hints are 'john with a horn'.

Hackers recently got hold of details for 153 million Adobe accounts (including mine – thanks Adobe!), including user emails, password hints, and encrypted passwords. This means that, if you have a password hint that points obviously to your password, then you should check whether your details were leaked and change your password immediately.

Once you’ve done that, you should play Adobe Crossword. Inspired by this XKCD comic, it uses password hints and password lengths for the 1000 most popular passwords to generate crossword puzzles. They’re unexpectedly brilliant.
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